Pytinki i.e. Herrala, was built in 1849. The owner of the ironworks, Adolf von Rauch from St Petersburg, had it built.

Pytinki has 21 rooms. The family of the ironwork´s clerk lived on the western end of the building and the apartment of the ironworks manager and premises of the servants were located in the eastern end. The ironworks office and the waiting room, mieronhuone in the Finnish of that time, were on the side of the yard. Arrived mail was handed over to the recipients in the waiting room through a window between the office and the waiting room. The waiting room was also used as a doctor´s reception room.

The original colour of Pytinki was white. The frames and pilasters were light green. The building had a shingle roof.

At the beginning of December in 1939 the Soviet troops occupied Möhkö and proceded till Oinassalmi. The retreating Finnis soldiers had had no time to set Pytinki on fire, although they had been ordered to do so. Pytinki was left to the Soviet troops and it served as the headquarters of the officers of the Red Army´s 155th division.
After the end of the Continuation war in 1944 Karelian immigrants were settled in Pytinki. The numerous trapdoors date from that time, because each family had their own underground cellar.

Nowadays the info of the museum and the museum shop are in Pytinki. Two of our permanent exhibitions are located also in Pytinki, From "malavi" to "sukuna"-the story of iron and Möhkö at war-exhibitions.

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